Auction of Designer, Handmade and Vintage Purses is Back!

Attendees bidding on purses at the auction.

Get yourself ready for the 2017-18 fall and winter seasons or buy your holiday gifts early when the Mount Prospect Historical Society holds its biennial “Power of the Purse” handbag auction on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 12, in the community room of the Mount Prospect Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect.

The event will feature a wide variety of new and almost-new designer, vintage, quirky and handmade purses for adults and children and messenger bags, donated by retailers, members and friends of the Society and so far includes brand names like Coach, Fossil, Dooney and Bourke and many more.

Mount Prospect mayor, Arlene Juracek, has once again donated a new purse for inclusion in the bidding.

The evening, which will begin at 7 p.m., will feature a fun mix of wine, desserts, cash and carry purses as well as silent and live auctions. Attendees will be able to pick up some truly unique and entrancing handbags for yourself and others and, at the same time, support the educational and preservation efforts of the one-room 1896 Central School, located at 103 S. Maple St., on the Museum campus. Reservations, which are limited, are requested by Oct. 6 and can be made for $10 each via PayPal below or at the museum.

Contemporary writer/poet Carrie Teresa Maison said it best when she wrote, “A purse not only serves a functional purpose. It is a symbol of a woman’s personality. You can tell a great deal about a lady just by the purse she carries. The impression is just as important as the contents inside.”

For more information, phone 847/392-9006.

The Mount Prospect Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is committed to preserving the history of Mount Prospect, Illinois, through artifacts, photographs and both oral and written memories of current and former residents and businesspeople. On its campus in the heart of the Village, the Society maintains the 1906 Dietrich Friedrichs house museum, carriage house, the ADA-accessible Dolores Haugh Education Center and the 1896 one-room Central School, which was moved to the museum campus in 2008.

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